Opening Times & Admission

Experience one of the top visitor attractions in York with a trip to York Minster. Regularly voted one of the most popular things to do in York, the Minster is not only an architecturally stunning building but is a place to discover the history of York over the centuries, its artefacts and treasures.

The Minster is open for sightseeing everyday as well as regular services, events and concerts. Please note there are occasions when York Minster is open for services only. Please check our What's On page for sightseeing closures.

Opening Times

For services:

  • Open daily from 7:00am until 6:30pm [for service times, please check the calendar.]

For sightseeing:

  • Monday - Saturday: open 9:00am; last entry at 5pm
  • Sunday: 12.45pm - 5.00pm
  • In the winter, Tower Trips may be affected by the weather and will only be available on the day.

Please note there are occasions when York Minster is open for services only. Please check our What's On page for sightseeing closures.

Admission

There are a range of ticket options to suit every visitor, from families to individuals and those wanting to visit more of York’s brilliant attractions. For those travelling in a group of 10 or more people, find out about Group Visits.

Plus, your admission ticket to York Minster is valid for 12 months!  A free guided tour is included in your admission price, subject to availability.  Adult admission starts from just £10 and children under-16 can visit the Minster for free with an adult!

Combined Ticket (Minster and Tower)

  • Adult £15
  • Seniors and Students £14
  • Child £5 (ages 8-16)

Minster

  • Family admission - 1 adult + up to 4 children £10, 2 adults + up to 4 children £20
  • Adult £10
  • Seniors or Students £9

* York Residents: Entrance to the Minster is free with a valid, signed YorkCard. Details of the YorkCard scheme are available here.
** Your Minster ticket includes a free guided tour (subject to availability).

It costs £20,000 a day to run York Minster. Your admission charge directly supports the future of this holy and historic building. In these circumstances we trust you will understand why we charge for entry. No charges are made for those who wish to enter York Minster to pray, light a candle, or attend a service.

Gift Aid

UK tax payers may 'Gift Aid' their entrance fee which means that we can claim back 25% income tax.